Students hit their best ever pass rate

Successful students: Millie Johnson, Joe Bunting, Jake Tonkinson, Principal Gill Pollard, Ashley Cunningham, Jess Lockley and Helen Dannatt.
Successful students: Millie Johnson, Joe Bunting, Jake Tonkinson, Principal Gill Pollard, Ashley Cunningham, Jess Lockley and Helen Dannatt.

STUDENTS at Conisbrough’s De Warenne Academy are celebrating their best ever GCSE English results, with over 55 per cent of students achieving C grades and above.

The Academy is now on track to become one of the most improved schools in the country.

Its latest results build on the dramatic improvement seen last year which saw the percentage of students gaining five good GCSEs rise by over 20 per cent, with a seven per cent rise in those gaining English and Maths at grade C or above. Principal Gill Pollard said: “I am delighted by these results which are a real tribute to the hard work of staff and students at the Academy.”

The school is also celebrating the news it will receive around £10 million from the Government to allow vital building work.

Last year the ConDem Government cancelled plans to rebuild the school when it shelved the Building Schools for the Future project.

Mrs Pollard said: “We are now looking forward to developing designs and working with the community to create a top class building for future generations”.

Work will start at the end of this year, to finish by 2013.